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THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS

April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month, and while we appreciate our volunteers every month of the year, we want to take this opportunity to say thank you!   Special Olympics Maryland is able to support 7,311 athletes in year-round training and competition because of the tireless energy and dedication of our volunteers.  In fact, in 2015…

Maryland ABLE Bill Signed Into Law

  ANNAPOLIS, MD- Governor Hogan signed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act into law on April 12, 2016.  After months of bipartisan support, Governor Hogan ensured those with disabilities in Maryland have the opportunity to save money for the future without negatively impacting needed federal means tested benefits.  Implementation of this federal law will give many…

Pam Grosz has a legacy of coaching.

Pam Grosz has a legacy of coaching.

Pam Grosz has been a Special Olympics Maryland coach since 1985. Her first experience came when a friend of hers asked her to come out and watch a local competition. Pam shared that she loves all forms of athletics, so she thought this might be fun. Once she was there she said to herself I “really…

LOVE FOR THE GAME

LOVE FOR THE GAME

By: Brian Vogelgesang (Intern from Mount St. Mary’s University) The Special Olympics Maryland (www.somd.org) 2016 State basketball tournament generated a large amount of excitement the weekend of April 02-03, 2016 as the athletes competed against each other for the gold. The sights of the tournament were many. Most memorable was the passion expressed on the…

Giving the (Snow)shoes off his feet

Photo by Steve Ruark

When David Godoy competes in snowshoeing as part of the Special Olympics Maryland Montgomery County (SOMD-MO) Program he uses ski poles to assist him in running his races. When he isn’t on the snowshoe race course, David uses crutches and sometimes a motorized wheelchair to assist his efforts to get around. In snowshoeing David competes…

Washington County Warthog Basketball Show Growth Together

Washington County Warthog Basketball Show Growth Together

     The Washington County Warthogs are an up and coming Special Olympics basketball team. Their approach is simple; it is not about winning but rather individual growth. They were formed last year by head coach Vicki Follett as a 3v3 low to mid skill level team. From April 2-3 the Warthogs will compete in…

Special Olympics Maryland Montgomery County Heading to Basketball Championships

Special Olympics Maryland Montgomery County Heading to Basketball Championships

  The time is almost here for the finale of the Special Olympics Maryland basketball season. Special Olympics Maryland is hosting their annual state basketball tournament from April 2-3 in Frederick, MD at Hood College and high schools around Frederick. This tournament includes Special Olympic teams from across the state of Maryland. Each team is…

Creating Courageous Leaders by Example

Creating Courageous Leaders by Example

                        Special Olympics Maryland-Frederick County Athlete Candace Whiting spoke to Miss. Katie Muir’s 4th Grade class at Visitation Academy in Frederick, MD for Spread the Word to End the Word. Miss. Muir had them do a news reporting activity about the ‘event’.   They interviewed each…

IUS Strength and Conditioning Results are Here.

IUS Strength and Conditioning Results are Here.

On behalf of Special Olympics Maryland, I would like to congratulate all of the teams, especially the student-athletes, on a great Unified Strength & Conditioning season and outstanding state tournament.   Included below are the team and individual results from the state tournament – each file is titled by the name of the event. We…

2016 Winter Games Results are Here

2016 Winter Games Results are Here

Thank you to everyone who made the 2016 Winter Games such a great success. We had wonderful weather on Monday and exceptional competition. While we had some weather issues on Tuesday, it didn’t prevent the competition from going forward, though it did make some of the courses a bit more challenging. We hope everyone had…

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